Man Arrested In Connection To St Louise Church Fires

St.Louis_Recently, a man aged around 35 years old has been charged and arrested on related to his connections with fires that had been started in two churches around the St Louis area. The man whose name has been given as David Lopez Jackson has been charged with two accounts of arson in the second degree and while the city’s Metropolitan Police Department says his bail has been set to $75,000, none has come forward to claim it.

Sam Dotson, the Chief of the city’s Police Department said that the investigation was still incomplete and that it was possible that Jackson could also be treated as a prime suspect in five other fires that were reported earlier during the month.

He has been explicitly charged with setting the fires at both Ebenezer Lutheran Church and New Life in St. Louis. A source claims that he is also reported as being suspected of attempting to set fire to a family member’s home.

Police had responded to an emergency call for attempted arson at the house a little after 4 p.m. on Thursday. There is still speculation if the act of arson against the churches had any racially motivation behind it, as previous reports state that six out of seven church fires recently were in neighborhoods that had a large African American population. However, Jackson is also black. ] Reporters spoke with one of the priests of a targeted church. Rev. Robert Gettinger, from the St. Augustine Catholic Church from Hamilton Avenue states that news of the arrest has come as a relief.
He said that the church prayed for the arsonist, deeming that it may have been mentally unstable behavior.

No Deals On The Table Regarding Trans Pacific Trade Pact

Leaders_of_TPP_member_statesThings have not been going according to plan for Obama’s administration these days. In another setback, this time in the area of trade routes and partnerships, official talks which were aimed to allow the United States of America to set up a key free-trading zone between and with twelve Pacific Rim nations, the venture that has been dubbed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, have come to an unsuccessful end. This comes as a shock after claims by Michael Froman, the Representative for US Trade stated that there had been significant progress made in this week’s discussion at Hawaii, with the meeting adjourning to a later unannounced date in the future.

Official spokes people and other sources said that there still remained big differences among the participating countries. Most of these issues exist from the question of how long a copyright for a biological drug would last, how an automobile manufacturer’s country of origin is defined and the accessing power of New Zealand to international dairy markets.

So to the fact that there is so far no formal agreement, there is very little chance that the Congress will have to vote regarding the pact anytime this year. In fact, it may be one of the key issues to vote on in 2016, a time when current the Obama admin may be leaving the office and the election for the new President will be the topic of the hour.